It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Update description of an issue from database?

Can some one give me the sql query to update description of an issue from database?

2 answers

0 votes

Hi @Sandesh Shetty 

Any specific reason why you want to do it directly in the database? Updating in database in not recommended.

You can use Jira REST api for doing that.


@Ravi Sagar -Adaptavist- 

I'm trying to change jira database from oracle to postgres. One of the old closed issue's description consists some junk characters. because of that import of xml backup is failing. I want to delete that junk characters from the issue description. Can you please help me to do that?

Thanks and regards


Hi @Sandesh Shetty 

The table name is jiraissue and you can take a look at the schema here.


That's one of the few excuses for doing it.  However, you will find it safer and easier to edit the xml before import (Assuming you have a text editor that can cope with the size of it)

No problem. Thanks for sharing the link, it will help others.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Jira

Introducing new features for Jira Software Cloud's roadmap

Hi Atlassian community, A few months ago, we offered a sneak peak of the new hierarchy view on the roadmap. Thank you for all the feedback (and excitement) and for helping us shape the direction of...

22,891 views 101 74
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you